Indigo blue, bold and moody. Fun. An oil landscape created fast, in fresh wide sweeping brushstrokes.

The blues in the landscape sparkle. Lively and moving. Its certainly not dulled down from over working the strokes.

This is a coastal scene a bit on the wilder side, untamed and bold.  More than “Impressionist” right on the cusp of semi abstract. I was in just the right Creative Zone to create this image.

It  works for me.


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Indigo Shores, oil semi abstract Landscape



Landscape in Oils

My Palette in Oils features: Blues.

Indigo, Ultramarine, Phalo, Prussian, Cerulean.


The other two oil paints I’ve used are White and Winsor Lemon.

I find that with Minimal ‘mixing and stirring’  it provides cleaner and fresher colors. Less murky, less tired looking.  Paintings that have more of a ‘sparkle.’


Partnering posts:    

Indigo and cobalt teal

Ultramarine    Mastering Color

Ocean   sea waves

Abstracts… a Definition 

Banish boring Brushstrokes! 



Reference Sources

My reference source and inspiration for the painting was a trip or two,  down south to Albany, a few years ago.

Albany, W.A.  has a breathtaking sense of wildness to it. Its cool green natural landscapes and coastal scenes…. make me jealous!  I wouldn’t mind at all packing up and living there.




Evoke a Feeling

As I’ve mentioned,  most times I don’t require a photograph at all.I rely on my memories.


I rely on how  I feel about the place, or the person or thing to give me the most inspiration. This… is me.  How I paint, now.


Feelings, and the content, Message, are more important to me – than the precise details and exactness.  For me,  ‘exactness’  or perfectness,  can  lose the heart and soul of the entity being painted, created.

Whereas if I am truly successful with conveying the feeling….. then, I believe the heart and soul will  shine through.


I paint with the intent to “stir the soul, and light a fire within.”  To paint with a passion that wakes the sleeping artists from within themselves.



Leaving you with……

“Thinking of the beautiful, clean and lovely environment of Albany, Western Australia. Wanting to return to these fabulous Indigo Shores. How can I not?”